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Accident: 202076394 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Wall

Accident: 202076394 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 03/08/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30868799503/08/20051711Benner And Fields, Inc.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on March 8, 2005, Employee #1 was using a Sullivan Model 185 air compressor rated at 125 psi to perform a leak test on a section of steel pipe when a steel pipe ruptured. The ruptured steel pipe struck an adjacent concrete block wall, knocking it over. Employee #1 was next to the wall and was struck as it collapsed. He sustained multiple fractures in the accident and was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for medical attention.
Keywords: compressor, fracture, wall, collapse, construction, rupture, pipe, plumbing, struck by, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308687995 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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